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New York Times Hits Conservative Radio Hosts for Telling Truth About Dem Election Cheating

It never ceases to amaze.

Here’s the headline from the New York Times this very week:

On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’

The story, reported by Stuart A. Thompson, says this:

November’s midterm elections are still months away, but to many conservative commentators, the fix is already in. Democrats have cheated before, they say, and they will cheat again.

Never mind that the claims are false.

A caption in the piece reads this way:

False Claims That ‘Democrats Cheat’

On radio shows around the country, hosts have claimed that Democrats cheat to win elections, citing no evidence.


If it’s evidence about Democrats cheating in past elections that Thompson wants, I will be happy to oblige — and not for the first time in this space. I will (again) focus specifically on the well-documented evidence of Democrat cheating from the elections in my home state of Pennsylvania from 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018.

But let me start (again) with this story from the New York Times that was published on February 19, 1994. The headline from the Times:

Vote-Fraud Ruling Shifts Pennsylvania Senate

The story says this, with bold print for emphasis supplied:

Saying Philadelphia’s election system had collapsed under “a massive scheme” by Democrats to steal a State Senate election in November, a Federal judge today took the rare step of invalidating the vote and ordered the seat filled by the Republican candidate.

In making such a sweeping move, the judge, Clarence C. Newcomer of Federal District Court here, did for the Republicans what the election had not: enable them to regain control of the State Senate, which they lost two years ago.

Judge Newcomer ruled that the Democratic campaign of William G. Stinson had stolen the election from Bruce S. Marks in North Philadelphia’s Second Senatorial District through an elaborate fraud in which hundreds of residents were encouraged to vote by absentee ballot even though they had no legal reason — like a physical disability or a scheduled trip outside the city — to do so.

This is called cheating. And even if all those conservative talk radio hosts mentioned in this article (and they will be listed below) are not familiar with all the specifics, they are more than aware in general of how Democrats play the game.

And there’s more evidence at hand for Thompson. Here’s this Fox headline from just last month:

Former PA congressman pleads guilty to ballot-stuffing for Democrats in federal elections

The story reports:

A former Pennsylvania congressman has pleaded guilty to extensive voter fraud, including stuffing ballot boxes for Democratic candidates, spanning multiple elections in the state.

Former U.S. Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 79, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deprive voters of civil rights, bribery, obstruction of justice, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election, the Justice Department announced Monday.

Federal prosecutors said Myers orchestrated schemes to fraudulently stuff ballot boxes for Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Pennsylvania elections.

And former Rep. Myers had help, as per the Department of Justice here in 2020:

Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Convicted of Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights and Bribery

The DOJ release says this (bold print supplied):

A former Judge of Elections has been convicted for his role in accepting bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certifying false voting results during the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections in Philadelphia.

Domenick J. Demuro, 73, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty during a sealed proceeding on March 16, 2020, before U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond to conspiring to deprive persons of civil rights, and using interstate facilities in aid of bribery. The court unsealed the matter today. Sentencing is scheduled for June 30, 2020.

During his guilty plea hearing, Demuro admitted that while serving as an elected municipal Judge of Elections, he accepted bribes in the form of money and other things of value in exchange for adding ballots to increase the vote totals for certain candidates on the voting machines in his jurisdiction and for certifying tallies of all the ballots, including the fraudulent ballots. Demuro further admitted that a local political consultant gave him directions and paid him money to add votes for candidates supported by the consultant, including candidates for judicial office whose campaigns actually hired the consultant, and other candidates for various federal, state and local elective offices preferred by that consultant for a variety of reasons. Demuro also admitted that the votes he added in exchange for payments by the political consultant increased the number of votes fraudulently recorded and tallied for the consultant’s clients and preferred candidates, thereby diluting the ballots cast by actual voters.

In 2008, I reported the following right here in The American Spectator:

A retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice says that she is “not confident we can get a fair election” in the state come November.

Justice Sandra Newman, accompanied by Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and Pennsylvania Republican State Chairman Robert Gleason, expressed her concerns at a Harrisburg press conference this morning. A thick document replete with photo copies of phony registrations and aerial shots of vacant lots used as “addresses” for “voters” was handed out to journalists.

Gleason was even more explicit.

“Between March 23rd and October 1st, various groups, including ACORN, submitted over 252,595 registrations to the Philadelphia County Election Board” with 57, 435 rejected for faulty information. “Most of these registrations were submitted by ACORN, and rejected due to fake social security numbers, incorrect dates of birth, clearly fraudulent signatures, addresses that do not exist, and duplicate registrations. In one case, a man was registered to vote more than 15 times since the Primary election.”

“Voter fraud is no longer just a Philadelphia problem,” Gleason said, with ACORN targeting key counties across the state.

That is called cheating.

In 2012, the Philadelphia Inquirer headlined this about the 2012 Obama–Romney election, which had taken place days earlier:

In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

The story said:

It’s one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

Cheating? Certainly the suspicion was there, even in Philadelphia’s liberal newspaper.

So what do we have here? We have conservative talk radio shows being accused by the New York Times of pushing a lie that Democrats cheat in elections. Yet, as the above evidence documents, Democrats do in fact do just that — and have been caught doing it.

The conservative hosts and shows named by the Times are as follows:

  • Carol Ross, host of “The Ross Report,” on Newstalk 985 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • Charlie James, a host on 106.3 WORD in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Steve Bannon on his War Room show as it aired on WJFN in Virginia.
  • Joe Piscopo of “The Joe Piscopo Show” on the All-American Radio network had guest Jennifer Kerns on the show saying that “This is why Stacey Abrams is doing this in the state of Georgia — to extend the time, the amount of time that people can vote and drop off ballots … It gives them more time to — as you and I aren’t allowed to say — cheat.”
  • Mike Gallagher, the syndicated host on the Salem Radio Network.
  • Michael Knowles, whose show is syndicated by Westwood One.
  • Lars Larson, his show also syndicated by Westwood One.

Other stations who had the subject of Democrats’ cheating mentioned are listed by the Times as KFAB in Omaha, KTRH in Houston, WZFG in Fargo, KEEL in Shreveport, KTLK in Minneapolis, WISN in Milwaukee, WPHM in Port Huron, KTKZ in Sacramento, and WGMD in Sussex County, Delaware.


Here is a classic instance of a liberal newspaper, the New York Times, smearing one conservative talk show host after another — not to mention one conservative talk radio station or network after another — with a story that is, in fact, utterly false.

Yes, in fact, Democrats cheat in elections. That has been repeatedly documented in my home state of Pennsylvania.

In short? All those conservative talk radio hosts are right.

And bravo to them and their stations and networks for speaking truth to power.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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